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bug#17435: RHBA-2014:0303-1 (Red Hat bug fix) breaks compilation of Emac

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: bug#17435: RHBA-2014:0303-1 (Red Hat bug fix) breaks compilation of Emacs
Date: Wed, 07 May 2014 15:45:40 -0400
User-agent: Gnus (www.gnus.org), GNU Emacs (www.gnu.org/software/emacs/)

David Crick wrote:

> RHBA-2014:0303-1:
> The previous rebase to GLib 2.26 added the GSettings API, but without the
> gsettings-desktop-schemas package. As a consequence, some programs
> (such as OpenJDK or VMWare) attempted to use GSettings, but since
> gsettings-desktop-schemas was absent, these programs terminated unexpectedly.
> This update removes GSettings from glib2, and the crashes now no longer occur.
> Unfortunately this now breaks compilation of emacs from stock source
> (emacs-24.3):

This is a duplicate of http://debbugs.gnu.org/17118 .

It's already fixed in Emacs for the upcoming 24.4 release.
Or you can simply work around it by using
    configure --without-gsettings

(I wonder if anyone actually reported this to Red Hat, who it seems to
me are responsible.)

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